Robert Tierney

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    East Village Gets First Large-Scale Historic Landmark District

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted yesterday to designate a collection of over 330 buildings -- within the bounds of the Bowery, Avenue A, East 2nd and East 7th street -- as the first large-scale historic district in neighborhood history. In a 6 to 1 vote, the commission gave landmark prot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Gay Activists Join to Make One Last Plea to Stop Demolition of "Gay Commune" 186 Spring Street

    Earlier today, around 40 gay activists and onlookers including State Senator Tom Duanes and City Councilmember Danny Dromm gathered in SoHo today in front of 186 Spring Street, the site of a nearly 200-year-old house that they argued played a major role in gay rights and AIDS activists history in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Downtown Mosque Poetry: "We Don't Landmark the Sky, But I Wish We Could"

    The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny granting "individual landmark status" to 45-47 Park Place today, removing one of the final roadblocks to the Cordoba Initiative's plan to build a $100 million mosque and community center near Ground Zero. The commissioners' una ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2007

    Has Tom Wolfe Blown It?

    In the author's latest foray into combat, it's his fame he's fighting to preserve

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2006

    Pols Blast, Sort of Warn P.S. 64 Landlord

    On Monday, a posse of politicians and community activists finally showed up on East 10th Street outside the old P.S. 64 school building to shake their fists at the ongoing demolition of its now landmarked facade. Owner Gregg Singer began chopping at it nearly a week ago, using a preexisting alterati ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2006

    Undulating Facades

    Landmarks panel gives green light to wavy glass tower in the Village. But try fixing up your Village townhouse.

  • News

    April 4, 2006

    Save the 'Burbs!

    Flushing homeowners lead the growing Queens quest for landmark status